In the 9th match of IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by four wickets. This is Rajasthan’s second consecutive win in this season.
RR vs KXIP: In the 9th match of IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by four wickets. Punjab played 223 runs for the loss of three wickets in 20 overs thanks to a strong century by Mayank Agarwal. In response to this, Rajasthan chased down the target three balls earlier thanks to the best innings of Sanju Samson 85 and Rahul Tewatia 53.
Earlier, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave a bang to the Kings XI Punjab to bat first after losing the toss. Both shared 183 runs in 16.3 overs for the first wicket. It is the third largest opening partnership in the history of IPL.
Mayank scored 106 off 50 balls and Rahul scored 69 runs in 54 balls. Mayank Agarwal, who scored 106 runs, scored the second century of IPL 2020. Mayank completed his century in 45 balls only. In his century innings, Mayank hit 9 fours and 7 sixes. During this time, his strike rate was 222.22.
Apart from Mayank, KL Rahul also played a brilliant innings of 69 runs in 54 balls. During this, seven fours and a six came out of Rahul’s bat. In the end, Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 13 from 9 balls with the help of two fours and Nicholas Puran scored an unbeaten 25 runs in just 8 balls with the help of three sixes.
After this, Rajasthan started off badly after chasing a mammoth target of 224 runs. Playing his first match of the season, Jos Buttler returned to the pavilion after scoring four runs off seven balls.
After this, Steve Smith and Sanju Samson started counter attack. Samson scored 85 runs in 42 balls with the help of seven sixes and four fours and Smith scored 50 runs in 27 balls with the help of seven fours and two sixes.
Despite this, Rajasthan needed 51 runs from 18 balls at one time. In this situation, playing for 14 runs in 21 balls, Rahul Tewatia hit five sixes in an over from Sheldon Cottrell and ensured the victory of Rajasthan. In addition to Teotia, Joffra Archer also scored an unbeaten 13 from three balls with the help of two sixes and gave his team the victory in the exciting match.